Sen. Kennedy called for universal health care beginning in the 1960's. He fought for four decades pushing for universal health care right up to his death.
"If by a liberal, they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind; someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions; someone who cares about the welfare of the people, their health, their housing, their schools, their civil rights, their civil liberties: someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicion that grips us; if that is what they mean by a liberal, I am proud to be a liberal."
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy 1932 - 2009
Raise a toast to Sen. Edward Kennedy and President Obama.